About Cottey College
Cottey College is a fully accredited four-year independent liberal arts and sciences college for women in Nevada, Missouri, owned and supported by the P.E.O. Sisterhood since 1927.
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Cottey's relationship with the P.E.O. Sisterhood has helped maintain a rigorous and focused educational program and facilities that rival larger, well-known four-year liberal arts colleges and universities.
The faculty consists of 37 full-time highly qualified professors; more than 90 percent hold doctoral degrees or the terminal degrees in their fields. Cottey faculty members, individually and in collaboration with students, regularly publish and present in national venues. The student-to-advisor ratio is 8:1.
Cottey students demonstrate a great sense of ownership in their education and many students take advantage of the numerous leadership and internship opportunities available through the College.
Cottey's attractive campus blends restored historic buildings and modern structures. Highlights of the 80-acre campus include up-to-date academic facilities, beautiful sculptures and gardens and a dining room with food that's second to none. Housing in three residence halls features apartment-style suites, each with single or double bedrooms, a living room, bathroom and kitchenette.
Cottey College is located in Nevada, Missouri, 100 miles from Kansas City and two hours from the Kansas City International Airport. Nevada is a city of approximately 8,300 residents, with more than 12,000 in the surrounding Vernon County.
Cottey participates in intercollegiate basketball, cross country, golf, softball, track and volleyball as a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association. Application to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is currently pending. Athletic scholarships are awarded for these sports based on demonstrated ability.
Cottey has a residential capacity of 350, and the student population typically includes both residential and commuter students from 40 states and 26 countries. Cottey College admission policies can be found at cottey.edu/admission. The College appreciates referrals for strong, intelligent, capable women. Click here to refer a student.
For details on current tuition, room, board and fees, contact the Office of Enrollment Management at 1-888-5-COTTEY or visit the Cottey College website. About 99 percent of Cottey students receive some form of financial aid based on need or merit. Types of financial aid include scholarships, grants, international student scholarships, loans and campus employment.
Each sophomore-level student has the opportunity to participate in a week-long European trip paid for, in great part, by Cottey. Students, joined by faculty and staff, have experienced educational modules in England, France, Italy and Spain. In lieu of the European trip and on a space-available basis, students may select another international experience. These trips vary from year to year and have included Guatemala, Japan, New Zealand, Peru, Tanzania and Thailand. These trips require students to pay additional costs. For more information, click here.
Cottey College Alumnae
If you're a Cottey College alumna who is interested in learning more about P.E.O. membership, please complete this interest form and we will send it to chapters in your community.